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Old 02-12-2005, 09:46 AM   #1
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Question Hard Drive Access


I've installed SuSe Pro 9.2 on all our 4 machines at home, replacing Win XP as the only OS on three of them. I've kept one as a dual boot system. Everything has gone without a hitch and we're very pleased and impressed with Linux.
Three of the machines, desktops, have more than one IDE HDD. The problem I'm experiencing is the same on all of them.
I can see the drives, they're formatted as Reiser FS, but I have yet to find a way to create folders, copy or move files to them. They're all hdb's
I've bought books, searched forums and the web.
If I try to create a new folder I get the error message, "Access denied to /data1/New Folder." data1" being the name of the partition/whole drive.
I've tried to change the owner / permissions but, being a novice at command lines, am probably doing something wrong.
The user and group are both set to root which I assume is the source of the problem.
How do I change the owner and or the permissions so that I can create, copy and move files to these drives when I'm logged in as a normal user?
 
Old 02-12-2005, 11:51 AM   #2
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"Access denied to /data1/New Folder." data1" being the name of the partition/whole drive.
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maybe try this : ( as root )

-#umount /data1
-#chown <your login name> /data1
-#chgroup users /data1
-#chmod 774 /data1
-#mount /data1 ( if it's in your fstab)

and see if it works....
as you made the mountpoint as root,you can't access it as user.

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Old 02-12-2005, 12:50 PM   #3
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Hi
After a few attempts of getting the spaces in the right places - SUCCESS!!!
Many thanks. I've been trying to sort this on my own for over a week.
Now all I need to do is get the LAN working and we can settle down to a Linux future.
Best wishes
numbersix
 
Old 02-12-2005, 01:27 PM   #4
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Now all I need to do is get the LAN working and we can settle down to a Linux future.
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great....tell us all about it , maybe in a new thread....

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Old 02-13-2005, 03:30 AM   #5
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Hi
I've posted a new thread in the Linux Newbie forum - "Unable to Create LAN Using NFS"
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
numbersix
 
  


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